EDMONTON – On the morning of Sept. 18, only a few hours before his consecration as the 11th Bishop of Edmonton, Bishop-elect Steve London was called outside his home by the sound of singing.
The singers were members of the Edmonton chapter of Cursillo, a group that organizes courses on Christian living. The singers were enacting what’s called a “mañanita.” In Spanish, it simply means “morning,” but the Cursillo tradition around it is to surprise an unsuspecting recipient with joyful singing as they start their day. Bishop-elect London would be familiar with the practice, having attended a Cursillo weekend in 2019.
“The singing, cards of encouragement and the bouquet of carnations made for a pleasant wake-up call for one of our most recent Cursillistas,” said Janie Seguin, the chair of Communication for the Edmonton chapter of Cursillo.